Melody’s Internship Experience

Who Am I?

My name is Melody Weckel Confer. I was a Digital Marketing Intern with Ecolink Inc. during the Summer of 2018. This was my first internship and Ecolink was the ideal company to work for. My director supervisors and my intern co-workers were extremely helpful and collaborative. I have gone on to recommend this opportunity to others at my college and in the Atlanta area.

What I Did I Do?

Ecolink gave me valuable experience that allowed me to obtain two subsequent marketing internships, one with the Professional Photographers of America, and one with the Piedmont National Corporation. As an English major, I love the opportunity to write 23 blog articles for the company’s e-commerce website and complete independent research into the company’s new product line. I learned how to use platforms that would benefit me in future roles, like WordPress, Hootesuite, and Canva. I also worked with my intern co-workers to develop a social media campaign derived from the company’s core cultural values.

Where Am I Now?

Ecolink gave me the valuable opportunity to gain experience in an office environment and get to know the world of digital marketing. I’ve since graduated from Oglethorpe University in May 2020 with a degree in English Literature, and a minor in Writing. I currently hold a part-time Marketing Content Writer position with Piedmont National, which wouldn’t have been possible without interning at Ecolink.

For more information about Ecolink’s internships and how to apply click here!

Suraj Blog

Suraj’s Internship Experience with Ecolink

I definitely feel that my Digital Marketing Internship met my expectations. I was able to do everything that the description on Chegg detailed and more, all the while learning beneficial information on SEO and various e-commerce practices which I definitely see myself applying in the near future. This internship is all I could have asked for and more; I wouldn’t change anything about it if I were to manage it. Furthermore, I never found myself hesitating to ask Ms. Federhofer whenever I had questions or concerns, as she is very approachable. She was also very understanding as well, since she would be able to accommodate my hectic schedule when organizing meetings or delegating tasks. Right off the bat, the company’s goals and objectives were crystal-clear, which enabled me to go about completing assignments in a way that would represent the company’s best interest in the following weeks.

My Favorite & Least Favorite Parts of the Internship

My favorite part of the internship has to be the keyword research assignment, because it enabled me to unleash my creativity while learning a thing or two about how to assume the customer’s perspective. My least favorite part is probably writing the blogs on chemical products; I am usually fine with writing blogs, but it was very tedious since I don’t have much experience with chemistry. I definitely would recommend this internship to a friend, especially someone who is interested in the business or data science field. Through my weeks of work, I feel that I provided a fresh new perspective on how the company should go about rebranding itself, whether it be from the manner in which I wrote blogs or the content I created.


EcoLink Internships Blog Post

Clicking that link and filling out that form was nerve-wracking; it’s scary thinking you’re unqualified or not good enough, but I’m glad I went through it. Otherwise, I wouldn’t be writing this blog. I had recently gotten out of a bad internship, and I was happy I did because I would’ve never found EcoLink had I stayed at the other internship.

This was a pivotal experience in my life; it was both fun and educational, and, in my experience, you don’t hear very that often. I had never specifically done digital marketing; some minimal advertising at my previous internships, but I’d learned a few key concepts that would help if I were to create my own business or startup.

The internship was conducted efficiently and quickly – we completed the full 8 weeks with perfect timing. Some hiccups came up here and there, such as weekly team meetings getting delayed, but I didn’t mind; it was more time for work I needed to catch up on. I wouldn’t change anything about the actual experience itself, but a few things we were working on, such as the Internship Portal, could have been better.

Carolyn, my boss, was helpful and always there on time for business days. Any time I had a question I didn’t feel apprehensive or nervous about emailing her and her fast response time was incredible. The company had changed its structure recently; they had switched from storing/selling chemicals to drop shipping them, and Carolyn explained all these changes clearly and concisely so I never felt confused about the work I was given.

EcoLink, and, more precisely, Carolyn went out of their way to inform the interns about the specifications of the company. The experiences EcoLink had gone through were unique, changing from a more physical aspect to digitizing and automating a lot of the process, even allowing some of us to work remotely!

My favorite part of the internship would be all the blog posts. Although I’m a computer science/software engineering student, I’ve always had a passion for writing. I think of it as a great way to express your ideas and let them run free, and I’m also a quick learner so the blog posts brought the best of both worlds together. I would research many topics (for example surfactants) and learn all about them. If you like learning new, cool things, you won’t be disappointed with interning at EcoLink.

This internship definitely isn’t for everyone, but if you like advertising and would consider yourself outgoing, you will thrive. You certainly won’t be hurt by applying, so it’s always worth a shot. If I could change anything about the internship, I’d like for the meetings to start earlier, and on a different day, but that’s mostly just because I am on EST and we has interns in CST & PT. Other than the meetings, you are able to work on your own schedule; just don’t forget to list your hours on your timesheet!

All in all, my time at EcoLink wasn’t something I can describe in just one word, but it was incredibly positive, and EcoLink and I both gained something from each other. The company got help in preparing their new website, and I gained a new perspective on how the internet works.



Hannah Intern

My EcoLink Internship

By Hannah Frisch

2020, A year we’ve all found our struggles in. Being a college student and heading towards my final semester in college before graduate school, I wanted to find some experience in the marketing field. But, before I knew it COVID hit, and everything was canceled, I went the whole summer without any options. After searching for the fall semester I finally came across the Digital Marketing Internship that was listed as a remote position.  I was immediately excited because I found a position I could work from home for and make some money on the side with it. Originally I was worried it would take up a lot of time, but there was so much flexibility with my schedule that I was easily able to manage and balance my internship/school schedule.

This internship exceeded my expectations, being able to focus on one project throughout the whole internship helped me easily look ahead to what we’d need to do next. I gained so many skills for marketing digitally that I will be able to utilize them in future jobs and internships I may be a part of. I learned some topics such as:

  • SEO practices
  • Writing product pages
  • Effectively writing blogs
  • Creating social media branded content
  • Keyword research
  • Marketing plans

I can single-handedly say that this internship was so much more than I thought it’d be. Only having four of us on the team made the experience more personal and working with Carolyn I was easily able to communicate any questions or concerns that I had. I learned so much about a company I didn’t know about before. My favorite part of the internship was creating a logo for the new website BulkChemicals2Go. I had so much fun designing what I thought the website should have and then creating a bunch of social media content with that logo on it so it could be displayed how it would look in practice.

I would say to any person that is looking for a remote internship that this was the way to go. It was such a fulfilling experience to contribute to something new for this company. I can leave this internship knowing that I did something useful to help EcoLink grow, and that I took real world knowledge with me in the process. I’m so thankful that I had this opportunity.